Randy Johnson, Luis Gonzalez to speak at 2017 SABR Analytics Conference

We are pleased to announce a Hall of Famer and a postseason legend as featured panelists at the sixth annual SABR Analytics Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.

The SABR Analytics Conference will be held Thursday, March 9 to Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix. The conference is open to all baseball fans. Early registration is only available through February 15, so click here to register! 

  • Luis Gonzalez is one of the most iconic and popular players in Arizona Diamondbacks history, the first to ever have his number (20) retired by the team. His game-winning single in Game 7 of the 2001 World Series delivered the first championship in franchise history and was the highlight of a 19-year career that saw him record more than 2,500 hits, 354 home runs, and 596 doubles. He is entering his eighth season in the Diamondbacks front office, where he is the Senior Advisor to the President and CEO.
  • Randy Johnson became the first Arizona Diamondbacks player to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015, following a stellar 22-year career in which he won 303 games and five Cy Young Awards. “The Big Unit” helped the franchise win its first World Series in 2001 and was named co-MVP. He ranks second all-time in career strikeouts with 4,875, the most among left-handers, and is one of just a handful of pitchers to strike out 20 batters in a game. He threw two no-hitters, including a perfect game in 2004. Following his retirement, he has dedicated significant time to photography, a pursuit that has taken him around the world and back. He now serves in the Diamondbacks front office as Special Assistant to the President and CEO.

Our all-star lineup of speakers and panelists at the 2017 SABR Analytics Conference is also expected to include: sabermetric pioneer Bill James, Seattle Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto, Arizona Diamondbacks GM Mike Hazen, ESPN analyst Jessica Mendoza and broadcaster Jon "Boog" Sciambi, MLB Network host Brian Kenny and analyst Eric Byrnes, MLB Advanced Media's Tom Tango, Mike Petriello, and Daren Willman, SABR President Vince Gennaro, FanGraphs writer Eno Sarris, Arizona Diamondbacks broadcaster Mike Ferrin, deCervo co-founder Jordan Muraskin, Dan Migala of PCG & SportsDesk Media, sports ophthalmologist Daniel M. Laby, Brian Murphy of StriVR, and many more. Click here to learn more about our speakers.

In its first five years, the SABR Analytics Conference has brought together many of the top minds of the baseball analytic community under one roof to discuss, debate, and share insightful ways to analyze and examine the great game of baseball. Please note: All speakers are subject to change depending on availability.

For more information, or to register for the SABR Analytics Conference, visit SABR.org/analytics.


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